Justin is also in the middle of his summer training course at Camp Williams, and his days off have become very scarce. His instructors did arrange for him to get the 4th and 5th of July off, which was an unexpected windfall for us. We were very excited to be able to get those two days off to do something together. It being summer and all we decided to immediately leave town and head to the mountains. Actual camping isn't really on the table at this point, but hiking is the next best thing. On the 4th we selected a little hike called Cecret Lake. It was far from secret, but beautiful none the less.
I'd tell you how long and what the elevation gain was on that one, but everything we read gave drastically different numbers, so who knows. Suffice it to say that it wasn't exactly the "stroll" described by one blogger, but I did it, so that should be some indicator of difficulty.
Despite the fact that the hike on the 4th made my hands swell up like little sausages, we still decided to go to a second lake the next day called Silver Lake, which actually is nothing more than a stroll.
|Taken from the trail to the next lake.|